Just read Toms story, of Court 15, very interesting, thanks for posting, and for the photo of the Vine, brummy-lad. Paul
Thanks, Mike and Lyn. It doesn’t look like the place to run a business from. Or at least one of that type. It makes me wonder whether they had access to neighbouring property/properties.
Hi Wendy. I'm new to this forum so have only just seen your message. I lived in Newtown Row at no 258 and the Pursehouse family lived two doors below us. in fact Ken Pursehouse, the son of the family was my best friend during the 40s. He had an older sister whose name I can't remember. Kenny and I used to play cowboys and Indians in our back yard. He always had to be Ken Maynard (a cowboy star of the time) though he wanted to be Roy Rogers.I spoke to a lady last week who lived on the corner of Cowper Street and Newtown Row. She told me about the bombings during the war and the devastation especially the school. She said her father would never go down the shelter. It must have been awful. She said how lucky they were as their house was never hit. The family name was Pursehouse.